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Fitzpatrick, Richard, 1963-
An introduction to celestial mechanics / Richard Fitzpatrick
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QB351 .F565 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Celestial mechanics
Kepler's laws
Orbits
Physical Description x, 266 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Summary "This accessible text on classical celestial mechanics, the principles governing the motions of bodies in the Solar System, provides a clear and concise treatment of virtually all of the major features of solar system dynamics. Building on advanced topics in classical mechanics such as rigid body rotation, Langrangian mechanics and orbital perturbation theory, this text has been written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in astronomy, physics, mathematics and related fields. Specific topics covered include Keplerian orbits, the perihelion precession of the planets, tidal interactions between the Earth, Moon and Sun, the Roche radius, the stability of Lagrange points in the three-body problem and lunar motion. More than 100 exercises allow students to gauge their understanding and a solutions manual is available to instructors. Suitable for a first course in celestial mechanics, this text is the ideal bridge to higher level treatments"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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